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Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-05
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-14 4:34
Viewed: 4852
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another view of amazing salt karst in Slanic. Mountain all made of crystal salt with very well visible structure. One can easily see recrystalised sald in bottom part of this salt formation and good visible karst forms in upper part.

This place is paradise for photographer because salt crystals are as bright as sky above so every picture is well exposed :-)

Salt karst:
Solution phenomena occurring in rock salt by the action of groundwater. Although rock salt is considerably more soluble in water than is the calcite that forms karst topography, rock salt is impervious, and solution can take place only on the exterior surfaces. The brine formed by initial solution must be drained off by groundwater before more solution can occur.

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Slaniccedryk 1 08-03 19:28
To Callie: Yeah!red45 1 05-17 14:43
To malgosia: Ja tez :-)red45 1 05-14 05:49
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wlasnie sie szykuje na zdjecia:) i oczywscie kwaitki to beda:) a tu widze gore:) niestety nie dalabym rady taka sfocic jak ty tutaj nam pokazales:) podoba mi sie bardzo:)

Another amazing shot of the salt formation Greg. I love the glitter effect as the sun hits it. Looks great against the blue sky. Nice work. Thanks

It is a fantastic shot Grzegorz,
the contrast with the sky is very nice and the details are good too, very good in pov, very good colours I like the good job here.
gr. Jaap

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-14 5:28]

Witaj Greg, this is GOOD! So amazing seeing the salt, and especially the colours and glitters that you show here. And look at that ledge - won't it drop? Looks like a big mountain of icecream. A very interesting shot. Thank you.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-14 5:30]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Interesting & Well Done !

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-14 5:46]

From the thumbnail,I thought this was a scene from the Alps!
A great shot,excellent sharp detail and POV.
Great work,very well done indeed.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-14 5:51]

Very interresting and unusual shot again Greg!
Details,lighting and DOF are excellent.

Hello Greg!
This is a superb composition.Lighting,framing,DOF and details are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-14 7:33]

Woooow... Kool shot Greg, it does look like a huge crystal, I never ever see a huge salt mountain like this at all, amazing! Layers of different colours... excellent captured. TFS

Wow! This is spectacular formation.
It looks so sharp...and salty.
I never imagined places like this.
How high above sea level is it ?

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-05-14 10:42]

Lovely picture... Colors and composition very nice and the crystals shineing looks fantastic...TFS...ina...

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-14 15:40]

Cześć Grzegorzu!
No to mamy coś niezwykłego z Rumunii, aż mi się słono w ustach zrobiło. Bezbłednie wykonane, świetna ostrość, kolory i kontrast. Gratuluję i pozdrawiam.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-14 16:24]

Very nice shot. Almost 3D effect. Great contrasts and beautiful sky.
Regards Toni

Very nice post greg, good POV and sharp details.
Well done.

Greg, Very interesting srtucture and note..I don't believe I've ever seen anything quite like it..Your POV makes it look larger than a mountain, Well done!

Another nice view of this salty mountain. A realy interesting subject, thanks for bringing it to us. I understand why it is a paradise for photographers, not only the light but the textures are amazing.

Hi Greg
Happy birthday - when was it/ I see you are one year older in the intro!
This is a very nice abstract KK mask, but olso a Darth Vader prototype. You can see it better on the thumbnail. Beautiful picture and details, nice note too, TFS

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